cellular phone

variants: or less commonly cellular telephone

Definition of cellular phone

chiefly US
: cell phone Have you ever tried typing a Web address on the keypad of a cellular phone?— Mark Alpert, Scientific American, April 2001 Techies love their gadgets, most especially their cellular telephones.— Thomas E. Weber, Wall Street Journal, 20 Nov. 1997

First Known Use of cellular phone

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Cellular phone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellular%20phone. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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